Man charged with robbing business, spitting on medics

AUSTIN – A man charged with robbing a north Austin insurance agency is facing additional charges after police say he repeatedly spat at officers and Austin-Travis County EMS medics.

The arrest affidavit for Aaron Alarcon, 32, states police responded to the SIS Insurance agency near Rundberg and North Creek Drive for a reported robbery. The affidavit states that around 3:15 p.m. Aug. 16, Alarcon entered the business and threatened to kill an employee if they did not give him the money. The victim told police they saw Alarcon “holding an object in his left hand, under his shirt.”

A separate affidavit states Alarcon fled the business on foot heading north along North Creek Drive. Police said they were flagged down by neighbors who had seen Alarcon, and located him at the front door of a home. Alarcon allegedly tried to run from police and jumped two fences. During the pursuit, one officer deployed his Taser and stopped him for a second before it lost connection. Police said they apprehended Alarcon a short distance away, and EMS responded to check on his condition.

According to the affidavit, Alarcon admitted to using heroin and meth earlier in the day, and police noted he was “yelling incoherently” as he was being handcuffed and loaded into the ambulance. A medic told police Alarcon was “getting violent” in the back of the ambulance, and the affidavit states he was spitting at medics and one of the officers.

Police said Alarcon was released from North Austin Hospital and booked into the Travis County Jail on a charge of evading arrest/detention, a felony charge of Robbery by Threat, two felony charges of Harassment of a Public Servant and a parole violation. Online records at the Travis County Jail state he is being held on combined $98,000, and no bond is listed on the parole violation charge. A booking photo is not available as of 11:30 a.m. Friday.

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